Products for USB Sensing and Control

Products for USB Sensing and Control

PhidgetMotorControl LV

ID: 1060_0
Control up to two low current DC motors with this controller.

Discontinued

Replaced by the 1065 – PhidgetMotorControl 1-Motor

The PhidgetMotorControl LV is a USB based controller that can control two low-voltage brushed DC motors independently for direction, velocity and acceleration.

Many variations of brushed DC motors exist: permanent magnet motors, electromagnet motors, coreless motors, linear motors... the PhidgetMotorController can be used with any of these, as well as other devices like small solenoids, incandescent light bulbs, and hydraulic or pneumatic devices like small pumps and valves.

The board includes overcurrent protection and four Digital Inputs that can be used to convey the state of devices such as push buttons, limit switches, relays, and logic levels.

CharacteristicValue
Output Controller Update Rate 30 updates/second
Response Time 30ms
 
Velocity Resolution 1.5%
Acceleration Resolution 0.11%
Acceleration Limit (-100% to +100% velocity) 250ms
PWM Frequency 2.5kHz
 
Minimum Power Supply Voltage 5VDC
Maximum Power Supply Voltage 12VDC
Continuous Motor Current 1.5A
Motor Overcurrent Trigger 1.5A
 
USB-Power Current Specification 100mA max
Device Quiesctent Current Consumption 20mA

Software Objects

Device Object Name Channel
DC Motor Output DCMotor 0 - 1
Digital Inputs DigitalInput 0 - 3

External Power Supply

The motors are powered from an external power supply. We recommend the following power supplies:

Comes packaged with

Documents

Code Samples

APILanguageOS
DCMotor C Multiple Download
DCMotor C# Windows Download
DCMotor Java Multiple Download
DCMotor JavaScript Any Download
DCMotor Objective-C macOS Download
DCMotor Python Multiple Download
DCMotor Visual Basic .NET Windows Download
DigitalInput C Multiple Download
DigitalInput C# Windows Download
DigitalInput Java Multiple Download
DigitalInput JavaScript Any Download
DigitalInput Objective-C macOS Download
DigitalInput Python Multiple Download
DigitalInput Visual Basic .NET Windows Download

Software Objects

Channel NameAPIChannel
DC Motor Controller DCMotor 0 - 1
Digital Input DigitalInput 0 - 3

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